10 Best TV Shows like Shogun and Where to Watch Them Online

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Based on the historical epic novel of the same name, Shogun became a breakout success in the streaming space this year. Set in 17th century Japan, the English-Japanese miniseries revolved around Lord Yoshii Toranaga and the political crisis that he faces ever since a European sets foot in his kingdom. From ambitious battle sequences to nail-biting political tension, Shogun has it all and has emerged as one of the best acclaimed modern miniseries.

If you enjoyed this immersive period drama, we offer you ten more TV shows that you can binge watch after Shogun. We also provide you with all the information that you need to stream them in India!

Blue Eye Samurai

Blue Eye Samurai is an animated Netflix series that follows the adventures of a female half-white half-Japanese samurai. Shunned by her own people for her mixed heritage, Mizu (Maya Erskine) slices her way through a blood-soaked revenge saga. Much like Shogun, it’s set in Japan’s Edo period and explores Japanese-European relations.

Warrior

Based on an original concept by late martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Warrior is set in 1870s San Francisco and mostly focuses on the influx of Chinese immigrants in America. As rival criminal factions clash for power, fast-paced martial arts and criminal conspiracies follow. The setting and cultures are different from Shogun but Warrior again subverts Asian action tropes in English-language shows.

Yasuke

Yasuke is a 3D anime on Netflix that’s inspired by the true story of its titular hero, the first black samurai of Japan. The show is filled with politics, dream-like fantasy, and thrilling sword action.

Samurai Jack

The OG Samurai cartoon, Samurai Jack endures as a classic for the kids who watched it on Cartoon Network. The dystopian fantasy series pits a time-travelling samurai against a twisted dragon. Serious drama, bleak comedy, and even a touch of sci-fi horror. Expect everything.

Vikings

If you wish to watch another historic drama on warrior clans and their rivalries, Vikings should be on your watchlist. Recounting the tensions and battles between the titular Nordic clans, Vikings plays out like a real-life Game of Thrones.

Samurai 7

Samurai 7 is a futuristic sci-fi take on Akira Kurosawa’s classic drama Seven Samurai. The anime boasts adrenaline-fueled action and a heartwarming story that draws heavily from the samurai (soldier) and shogun (warlord) traditions of the past.

Pachinko

Before garnering rave reviews for her performance as Toda Mariko in Shogun, Japanese actress Anna Sawai had an integral supporting role in the Apple TV+ series Pachinko. The show follows four generations of a Korean family exploring the Japanese occupation of Korea among other things. Sawai plays one of the protagonist’s co-workers.

Age of Samurai

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan is a detailed documentary series that delves deep into feudal Japan and the warlords that controlled it. If Shogun made you wish for a history lesson, you should definitely watch this Netflix original.

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom is a British drama set in the 9th century, pitting the Saxons of England against the Vikings and Danes from the rest of Europe. The fighting scenes and multi-layered characters make it a binge-worthy period watch.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

The MonsterVerse show Monarch: Legacy of Monsters acts as both a prequel and sequel to the new Godzilla and King Kong reboots. Watch it for a memorable performance by Shogun actress Anna Sawai who leads the series as Cate Randa, a schoolteacher struggling with PTSD.

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  1. Blue Eye Samurai

    Blue Eye Samurai

    2023

    IMDB 8.7 (72k)

    #1

    Driven by a dream of revenge against those who made her an outcast in Edo-period Japan, a young warrior cuts a bloody path toward her destiny.

  2. Warrior

    Warrior

    2019

    IMDB 8.4 (45k)

    #2

    During the Tong Wars in the late 1800s, Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China, immigrates to San Francisco and becomes a hatchet man for the most powerful tong in Chinatown.

  3. Yasuke

    Yasuke

    2021

    IMDB 6.2 (6k)

    #3

    In a war-torn feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic, the greatest ronin never known, Yasuke, struggles to maintain a peaceful existence after a past life of violence. But when a local village becomes the center of social upheaval between warring daimyo, Yasuke must take up his sword and transport a mysterious child who is the target of dark forces and bloodthirsty warlords.

  4. Samurai Jack

    Samurai Jack

    2001

    IMDB 8.5 (60k)

    #4

    A great warrior is displaced to the distant future by the evil shape-shifting wizard Aku. The world has become a bleak place under the rule of Aku, segregated into fantastic tribes and ruled by Aku's evil robot warlords. Jack travels this foreign landscape in search of a time portal that can return him to his home time so he can "undo the future that is Aku!".

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  5. Vikings

    Vikings

    2013

    IMDB 8.5 (589k)

    #5

    The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

  6. Samurai 7

    Samurai 7

    2004

    IMDB 7.6 (4k)

    #6

    Samurai 7 is a 2004 anime TV series, produced by Gonzo and based on Akira Kurosawa's highly regarded 1954 movie Seven Samurai. The series was directed by Toshifumi Takizawa and its music was composed by Kaoru Wada and Eitetsu Hayashi. There are 26 episodes, each costing around ¥32,500,000 to produce. The series premiered across Japan on the anime satellite television network, Animax, as an exclusive high definition CS-PPV broadcast, and was also later aired by the network across its other respective networks worldwide, including Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America and other regions. Funimation Entertainment acquired the dubbing rights for the North American release. It previously aired in America through the Independent Film Channel in April 2006 and in high definition on Dish Networks Animania HD channel. It has also been broadcast across Canada by specialty channel Razer and across Hong Kong by TVB Jade. The Funimation Channel aired the series on September 6, 2010. It began airing on Adult Swim's revived Toonami block on August 19, 2012. and ended its run on February 10, 2013.

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  7. Pachinko

    Pachinko

    2022

    IMDB 8.3 (12k)

    #7

    Based on the New York Times bestseller, this sweeping saga chronicles the hopes and dreams of a Korean immigrant family across four generations as they leave their homeland in an indomitable quest to survive and thrive.

  8. Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan

    #8

    An exploration of the warring kingdoms of feudal Japan when several powerful warlords fought to become absolute ruler.

  9. The Last Kingdom

    The Last Kingdom

    2015

    IMDB 8.5 (168k)

    #9

    A show of heroic deeds and epic battles with a thematic depth that embraces politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty and our universal search for identity. Combining real historical figures and events with fictional characters, it is the story of how a people combined their strength under one of the most iconic kings of history in order to reclaim their land for themselves and build a place they call home.

  10. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

    #10

    After surviving Godzilla's attack on San Francisco, Cate is shaken yet again by a shocking secret. Amid monstrous threats, she embarks on a globetrotting adventure to learn the truth about her family—and the mysterious organization known as Monarch.